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How Green Is The Big Green?

For the second year in a row, Dartmouth received a grade of A- in the College Sustainability Report Card for endowment transparency and environmentally sound practices. The grade is given by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, an organization involved in research and education on sustainability in higher education.

Dartmouth picnic
Events like the Waste-Free Community Cookout on Sept. 26 illustrate Dartmouth's efforts toward sustainability. (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

The A- grade, the highest awarded, again put Dartmouth in the Overall College Sustainability Leader category. Dartmouth received an A in four of seven categories: food and recycling, green building, endowment transparency, and shareholder engagement. The categories concerning administration, climate change and energy, transportation, and investment priorities earned a B grade. The report highlighted Dartmouth's Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, The Farm to Dartmouth Project, support of regional and downtown shuttle systems, and its Transportation Demand Management Program, which pays employees not to park on campus. To view the report, visit

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Last Updated: 5/30/08